9th Academy Awards

The 9th Academy Awards were held on March 4, 1937 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

They were hosted by George Jessel. This ceremony marked the first time in which the categories of Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress were awarded.

The 1936 Academy Award Winners

Picture: The Great Ziegfeld
Actor: Paul Muni (The Story of Louis Pasteur)
Actress: Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld)
Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan (Come and Get It)
Supporting Actress: Gale Sondergaard (Anthony Adverse)
Director: Frank Capra (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town)
Adapted Screenplay: Pierre Collings and Sheridan Gibney (The Story of Louis Pasteur)
Original Story: Pierre Collings and Sheridan Gibney (The Story of Louis Pasteur)
Song: "The Way You Look Tonight" (Swing Time)
Score: Anthony Adverse
Cinematography: Anthony Adverse
Interior Decoration: Dodsworth
Film Editing: Anthony Adverse
Sound: San Francisco
Short Films: Country Cousin (Cartoons) / Bored of Education (One-Reel) / The Public Pays (Two-Reel) / Give Me Liberty (Color)

The ninth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, March 4, 1937 at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel. Though categories were added for supporting actors and actresses this year, the winners received an Award plaque instead of a statuette (full-sized Oscars were given to supporting performers starting in 1943). George Jessel hosted the event.